MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Kan. (KAKE) - A 22-year-old man from Augusta, Kansas went missing on a walking trail in Elk City, Kansas and was later found dead. 

Jeremy Cox was reported missing on Sept. 17 at around 6:07 p.m. At that time, Montgomery County deputies along with Elk City Rural Fire, Independence Fire & EMS, and Kansas Wildlife and Parks officers were dispatched to the Elk City walking trail to look for Cox. 

When deputies arrived at the trail at US-160 and County Rd 5000, they found a witness that was with Cox that said the last time he had seen his friend was around mile marker 13 on the trail. 

Then at around 7:28 p.m., deputies located Cox on the ground just off the trail path. EMS medics started attending to the man, but then pronounced him deceased.

Police say that foul play is not being suspected at this time, but that an investigation is ongoing. 

Sheriff Ron Wade asks the public to please respect the privacy of the family during this time.